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Writing charity stories
The Goldsmiths’ Company, one of the City of London livery companies, has a long tradition of making a substantial contribution to national life. Since it was founded some seven centuries ago, it has set up partnerships that make a positive, lasting impact both on the trade it serves and on the lives of people in diverse communities across the country.
I was delighted to be asked to write ‘The Story of Skills’ – a series of stories about the charities that the Goldsmiths’ Company has been supporting. Rather wonderfully, this included interviewing Katy Emck of Fine Cell Work. I’ve been working with Katy and the FCW crew as part of the editorial team for Threads of Time, a book to celebrate 25 years of the charity.
“As a wordsmith, you understand your tradecraft well. It’s so rare to begin reading an authored feature, and know within seconds that impeccable style and grammar can be taken for granted. On that bedrock you build thoughtful, accurate pieces that cannot fail to please.
The initial interview process was relaxed, friendly, but professional, the questions open ended, yet formulated to elicit the responses you needed. The first draft showed that you were able to assimilate an unfamiliar subject area rapidly and write about it convincingly.
It has been a real pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to any future opportunity which may arise.”
Judith Cobham-Lowe, OBE, Chairman, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Education Committee and Past Prime Warden
Work with me
If you’d like me to write stories or case studies about your charity work, do get in touch. I’ve love to hear from you. Read more about my work with charities here.